Meat and meat-related compounds and risk of prostate cancer in a large prospective cohort study in the United States.

@article{Sinha2009MeatAM,
  title={Meat and meat-related compounds and risk of prostate cancer in a large prospective cohort study in the United States.},
  author={Rashmi Sinha and Yikyung Park and Barry I. Graubard and Michael F. Leitzmann and Albert R. Hollenbeck and Arthur S Schatzkin and Amanda J. Cross},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={170 9},
  pages={1165-77}
}
The authors examined associations between meat consumption (type, cooking method, and related mutagens), heme iron, nitrite/nitrate, and prostate cancer in a cohort of 175,343 US men aged 50-71 years. During 9 years of follow-up (1995-2003), they ascertained 10,313 prostate cancer cases (1,102 advanced) and 419 fatal cases. Hazard ratios comparing the fifth intake quintile with the first revealed elevated risks associated with red and processed meat for total (red meat: hazard ratio (HR) = 1.12… CONTINUE READING

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